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Item5785: Internal admin login fails

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Engine Login Urgent Closed   patch 4.2.1

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Since last svn checkout (rev. 17036, ../trunk/core) the internal admin login stopped working. Login screen appears with user admin predefined, but password (which should be the same as the one used in configure) is not accepted. Stopped working when rev. 17022 was checked in.

Errors from apache error.log (with rev. 17036):

Use of uninitialized value in hash element at /var/www/svn/twiki/core/lib/TWiki/Users.pm line 411., referer:;origurl= %BR%
Use of uninitialized value in hash element at /var/www/svn/twiki/core/lib/TWiki/Users/BaseUserMapping.pm line 182., referer:;origurl= %BR%
Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (//m) at /var/www/svn/twiki/core/lib/TWiki.pm line 1229., referer:;origurl=

On-screen result: Unrecognised user and/or password.

-- TWiki:Main/SebastianKlus - 16 Jul 2008


Release Blocker

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 17 Jul 2008

Will look at it as soon as I've bought a new angle grinder (I just broke the old one ;-( )

-- TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie - 21 Jul 2008

This is odd; it works fine for me, on both 420 and trunk! Please describe exactly what you did.....

-- TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie - 21 Jul 2008

I am not in front of my PC now, but I noticed this weekend that with the last checkout I did (something like 17056?) everything works fine again. No idea if someone commited a patch. Please confirm. Lowered priority to Normal.

-- TWiki:Main.SebastianKlus - 21 Jul 2008

Yes. Somehow some other recent checkin has fixed the problem.


-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 22 Jul 2008

For the record our hero is Michael Daum who fixed this with the 17042/17043 checkin. The same bug that broke Template Login also broke Sudo login which actually makes perfect sense.

Good to know that the "fixed itself" was not a glitch but a real fix.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 22 Jul 2008

opened again to checkin a unit test for sudo login.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 22 Jul 2008

Cleaned "WaitingFor" field.

-- TWiki:Main.GilmarSantosJr - 10 Aug 2008

Summary Internal admin login fails
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.SebastianKlus

SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Tue, 15 Jul 2008, build 17020-17021
AppliesTo Engine
Component Login
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:17107 TWikirev:17108
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 4.2.1
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Topic revision: r13 - 2008-08-10 - GilmarSantosJr
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